VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF
Why Investors May Want to Consider FLTR
Floating rate notes (or FRNs) act as cushions during periods of rising interest rates.
Bank Loans or Floating Rate Notes: Which Should You Consider?
Investment-grade corporate floaters in particular not only benefit investors when short-term interest rates rise but also carry lower credit risk.
How Floating Rate Notes Act as Cushions When Rates Rise
Rising interest rates usually cause fear in the fixed income market, as market interest rates and bond prices move in the opposite direction.
A Look at the Credit Quality of Floating Rate Notes
The index maintains near-zero duration and offers a higher yield compared to its counterparts.
Investors’ Fixed Income Barbell Choices
You have laid out a good case to consider both emerging markets local currency bonds as well as floating rate investment grade debt.
Why You Should Consider Investing in ANGL and FLTR
The VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel ETF (ANGL) and the VanEck Vectors Investment-Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLTR) provide various benefits.
Which ETF Is Designed to Outperform When Rates Rise?
The VanEck Vectors Investment-Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLTR) has an effective duration of 0.14 years. It protects you from rising interest rates.
How to Protect Your Portfolio from Rising Interest Rates
FLTR isn’t impacted much by interest rate hikes. FLTR has an effective duration as low as 0.14 years because its coupons match interest rates.
Do Tightening Credit Spreads Add to the Price Gain?
Hungary’s credit upgrades to “investment-grade” (FLTR) opened doors for investors tracking low-risk benchmarks.
Does Change in Investment Ratings Impact Bond Value?
The Turkish lira plunged to record lows against the dollar following its downgrade by Moody’s and S&P, who cited increased political instability as well as geopolitical stresses and turbulence.
ISM shows the highest non-manufacturing growth since August 2013
The Institute for Supply Management (or ISM) released the services Purchasing Managers Index (or PMI) report for April on Monday, May 5.
Interest rate risk: Measure and avoid the pitfalls of duration
Primary portfolio risks that must be matched include interest rate risk, yield curve twists, spread risk, credit risk, and optionality.
Janet Yellen on why the Fed changed its forward guidance policies
In this part, we will discuss why the Fed has made changes to its forward guidance policies, which give investors information of the future path of the Fed funds rate.
The Fed uses 2 newer tools in the unprecedented stimulus territory
The part discusses Yellen’s take on the monetary policy challenges, the role of qualitative and quantitative forward guidance since the Great Recession, and the recovery.
Investing in fixed income: What motivates bond investors?
We can understand the investment objectives of fixed income investors in terms of returns, risks, and constraints. There are two categories of investors.
Is simpler and more transparent regulation better for investors?
Over the course of his speech, Plosser provided several reasons why simplicity and transparency can enable markets to price risks in a more informed manner.
Why does Richard Fisher advocate for Delphic forward guidance?
In this article, we’ll discuss Fisher’s take on Delphic forward guidance. According to Fisher, Delphic forward guidance is more obscure and enigmatic.
A guide to purchasing managers’ indexes for ETF investors
As we’ve seen in this series, there are three major Purchasing Managers Index (or PMI) reports issued in the U.S.
Is qualitative forward guidance better than no guidance at all?
At the recently concluded Federal Open Market Committee (or FOMC) meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Fed said it would remove the quantitative thresholds from its policy statement.
Why Richard Fisher calls for a 3rd Fed policy akin to Abenomics
In his speech to the London School of Economics, Dallas Fed President outlined how “fiscal drag” is holding back GDP growth.
The Dallas Fed’s Richard Fisher shares key forward guidance
The Fed’s tapering of monthly asset purchases is expected to end this fall. Markets are closely watching for developments on the Fed front as to when the base rate might rise.
Auto sales: Can record incentives revive auto industry fortunes?
Light vehicle auto sales for March will be released on Tuesday, April 1. The light vehicle annualized selling pace came in at 15.3 million in February.
March manufacturing releases are critical in assessing a recovery
The Purchasing Managers Manufacturing Index (or PMI) is based on a monthly survey of selected companies that provide an advanced indication of what’s really happening in the private-sector economy.